A stocktake of existing cybersecurity arrangements within all councils in England covered IT security but also leadership, governance, technology arrangements and training. Training and awareness of cyber security issues and arrangements offer the greatest opportunity for improvement.
Cybersecurity, Technology & Innovation
Cyberspace is important for economic growth, openness and democracy. In 2011, nearly three quarters of European households had Internet access at home. According to the OECD, countries with high investment in information communications technology (ICT) possess stronger economic growth. Social networking sites played an important role in galvanising support for the Arab Spring.
RAND Europe has conducted a range of research in various domains relating to cybersecurity and technology, including:
- How cyber security is treated at the national level
- Cyber-crime and computer and network misuse
- Privacy and security regulation and technology issues